Principal: Jody Dean
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Dr. Jody Dean is a native of Warner Robins and a graduate of Warner Robins High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Valdosta State University, a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Albany State University, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University, and a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University. During his 20 years in education, Dr. Dean has taught at Warner Robins High School, Rutland High School, Houston County High School, and Veterans High School. Additonally, Dr. Dean has worked as a Coordinator of Student Services for the Houston County Board of Education. At Northside, Dr. Dean has served as an assistant principal, CTAE supervisor, and principal of Northside High School. He and his wife Sara have three children - Anna Catherine, Allie, and Carson.
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal - Candida Fielding
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Dr. Candida Fielding is a native of Augusta, Ga. She is a proud alumni of Fort Valley State University where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She received her Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University and her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Fielding has been an educator for twelve years; six years as a Biology teacher at Twiggs County High School and the last six years here at Northside High School. Over her tenure she has been a member, chair, sponsor, and director of many programs and committees. As a teacher she believed in giving students opportunities to laugh and learn at the same time. "School should be a place where students are actively learning and laughing. We all learn best when we enjoy the learning process." It was not uncommon to see Dr. Fielding standing on a lab bench pretending to be a tree to teach an introduction to natural selection. Technology, fun, and engagement are vital to the learning process.

Dr. Fielding has a host of God-children, nieces, and nephews. Yet, every student at Northside is treated as if they are her own. She is an educator who gives love and respect to all of students and supports them fully as they strive for success and excellence. Her passion as an administrator is rooted in the need for students to be prepared for the world on every level and respecting others and themselves in the process.

Lawley, Russell
Assistant Principal - Russell Lawley
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Mr. Russell Lawley is a native of Selma, Alabama. He is a proud alumni of Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Education. He received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership form Albany State University.

Mr. Lawley taught agriculture education classes for nine years before becoming an administrator. Mr. Lawley is coming to Northside High School from Hawkinsville High School, where he has spent the last fourteen years. During his time in Hawkinsville, he was an agriculture education teacher, an assistant principal, CTAE Director, and principal for four years.

Mr. Lawley has been married to his wife Tonya for twenty four years and have one son, Corey.
Assistant Principal of Instruction
Assistant Principal for Instruction -Sonya Peterman
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She first joined the Northside staff in 1991 as an administrative assistant. During this time she attended Georgia College and State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education in 1994. She continued her education earning a Masters Degree in Counseling in 2002 from Fort Valley State University and receiving her Specialist in Education, Administration/Supervision, from Lincoln Memorial University in 2006.

Over the course of her career she has been fortunate to work with students and teachers in a variety of ways. She taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade students English, Science and reading at Perry, and Northside middle schools. In 2000, she returned to Northside as a reading teacher. In 2006 she was instrumental in developing a new position to support instruction for teachers and students. In the capacity of Instructional Support Specialist, she created a student success center geared specifically toward "at risk" students. Mrs. Peterman joined the administrative team in 2008 as the Assistant Principal for Instruction where she supervises instruction and related programs, which includes professional development for teachers.
Mrs. Peterman has conducted numerous professional development courses and workshops at both the school and county level. She was the recipient of the 1995 Fannie Mae Award for first year teachers, Northside Middle School 1998 Teacher of the Year, Northside High School 2003 Teacher of the Year, and Houston County 2004 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Peterman and her husband Donald have been married for over thirty years. She and her husband enjoy spending time with friends and family. Their son Matthew and sweet daughter-in-law Melanie, live in the Atlanta area and have blessed them with a precious granddaughter Eliana and grandson Abram. She is enjoying her current role as an administrator but still considers herself a teacher at heart.
Brad Tidwell
Assistant Principal - Brad Tidwell
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Mr. Brad Tidwell is a native of Lizella, Georgia and a graduate of Crawford County High School. He is an alumni of Georgia College & State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in History and Master of Arts in teaching. He earned his Specialist in Education from Nova Southeastern University.


Mr. Tidwell taught Social Students and students with disabilities for ten years in Bibb County and taught at Northside High School for six years. 


Mr. Tidwell has been married to Kelly for seventeen years and have two children, Madison and Braden. 

Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal - Torris Woolfolk
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Dr. Torris T. Woolfolk is a native of Macon, Georgia. He attended Mercer University where he played basketball and received a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. He went on to receive a Master's degree, Educational Specialist degree, and a Doctorate in Education in Reading and Literacy from Capella University. He started his teaching career in 2003 with the Bibb County School District, where he served as a visual arts teacher and basketball coach. Torris has continued his career with the Houston County Board of Education as a visual arts teacher and basketball coach. He currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Northside High School. One of his philosophies in education is "We all can achieve more through building relationships and hard work." He and his wife Tonya have three children - Christine, Lailah, and Celeste.